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Poster: RiverRat1492 Date: Feb 9, 2007 6:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Please forget you know my name....

Hey Folks,

Was just reading a post about Bird Song. The Sugaree from 10/17/83 came up and it was stated that it was "the best Sugaree ever played." That got me thinking. For whatever reason, I've always been partial to the 12/28/79 opener, (which, by the way, has an absolute kick-ass Music and that one I will say is the best ever. Course I'll always listen to another one someone recommends.) I enjoy the 10/17 one, don't get me wrong and the version from the Alaska trip in '80 was great too. (Speaking of the AK shows, the cd I have has the announcements before the show. I always get a huge kick out of the reaction from the crowd when the announcer tells the crowd there's no smoking in the building and they have to go outside. I laugh everytime.)

Anyway, my question, whats everyone's consensus on the Sugaree they like best. Keep in mind, there are really no bad versions of this great tune.

Hope this leads to some interesting conversation.

Regards,
Rat

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Feb 10, 2007 3:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Please forget you know my name....

Sugaree is one of those songs in which there's not one definitive version objectively, so it's down to subjective taste, there's quite a few that are on par with each other...I love 10-17-1983, but I might go with 07-19-1989...or 09-06-1980 http://www.archive.org/details/gd80-09-06.sbd_aud.miller.25560.sbeok.shnf 03-25-1985 is sweet...there's probably 6-7 versions that could vye for "best"...maybe

This post was modified by stratocaster on 2007-02-10 23:06:18

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Poster: Sugaree83 Date: Feb 10, 2007 6:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Please forget you know my name....

I love the "best ever" strings. Of course "best ever" is in the mind of the beholder; the best Dead is the Dead that moved you the most, made the biggest impact on the rather small minds we all have. There are no authentic "best ever" tunes.

Still, when DeadHeads share "best ever" stories, we do ultimately come up with some of the best stuff the Dead ever did (which is no easy task, considering the vast array of tunes out there).

I stick with Lake Placid as the "best ever" Sugaree, but thanks a lot Rat for sharing the great 12/28 version. Strange, I found myself following Bobby more than Jerry during the leads, just out of control with that slide.

I will keep an ear open for future "second best ever" versions.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Feb 10, 2007 11:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Please forget you know my name....

On that announcement, its funny that the guy doesn't want the smokers to burn down the only venue in town. It is precious.Nice shows as well.

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Feb 9, 2007 8:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Please forget you know my name....

one of my favorite tunes with so many to choose from in various years but the one i seemed to always listen to is 5-22-77.

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Poster: Max Chorak Date: Feb 10, 2007 4:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Please forget you know my name....

tig: do you mean 5/21 pembroke pines florida or 5/22?

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Poster: Max Chorak Date: Feb 10, 2007 4:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Please forget you know my name....

nevermind, dp3 includes some of 5/22 =) my bad

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